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Investigation continues at Eastwood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 11 March 2013 09:32
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File photo. Inside the halls of Eastwood High School.
PEMBERVILLE - The Wood County Sheriffs' Office is continuing its investigation of ammunition found in a restroom at Eastwood High School on Friday.
"The investigation's continuing," said Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn this morning, adding that they will be reviewing security camera footage. However, no suspects have been identified in the incident.
In a message sent to the Eastwood community on Friday, Superintendent Brent Welker indicated that the bullets - including .22 caliber, 9 millimeter, and .223 rounds - were discovered by a student in a boys' restroom in the building.
The school was put on lockdown and a search of lockers was conducted. "By law and by our policy we are permitted to conduct such a search. At no time was law enforcement involved with any search, although they were present.
"After the locker search turned up no weapons or ammunition, we did a room by room search. During that time we examined backpacks and had students do a self pat as we checked pocket in jackets, etc.
"At this point we are trying to determine who is responsible for this incident," the statement continues, noting later that until further finding by law enforcement "the best source of information on this incident will come from students and community members who hear or see something on social media."
"This was a very unfortunate incident, and it is hard to determine whether or not this was a safety issue or a student committing a prank. Regardless, we will do everything in our power to find the person or persons responsible. We will take all steps within our power to insure that all student are safe at Eastwood Schools."
Welker did note his disappointment that "rumors and negative posts" about the incident were sent out early-on via Twitter and Facebook, noting that social media can be both a blessing and a curse.
Deputies are expected to be on the Eastwood campus intermittently throughout this week.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 09:58
 

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